What are Inlays?
Inlays are indirect restorations made of porcelain, composite or gold and are made in a dental lab and then cemented into place. They are usually made if the cavity in a tooth is too big for a standard filling to be placed. Inlays are strong enough to withstand occlusal (biting) forces and have good contact points with adjacent teeth.
The procedure involves two visits.
The first involves removing decayed tooth structure or old fillings, preparing the tooth cavity, taking an impression of the cavity to fabricate a custom-fit inlay and a temporary dressing being placed.
At the second visit when it arrives back from the lab, the temporary is removed and the inlay is cemented into place.